PFDA Mission Statement
"To preserve, protect and promote the independent family owned
funeral home and to help PFDA members provide
meaningful ceremonies and rituals surrounding dealth."
Organized in 1881, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) is one of the largest state funeral directors association in the nation, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) exists to inform and educate the funeral director, the public and government about the value of funeral service and licensed funeral directors on a pre-need, at need and post-need basis.
It is our privilege to offer PFDA members and the public the most current and valuable information available on the state's funeral profession.
We encourage you to browse through the site and discover all that it has to offer.
What We Do
The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association provides advocacy, continuing education, information, legal expertise, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families.
Keep PFDA Members Informed
Through collaboration, education, leadership and professional development, we empower our members and keep them updated on the latest consumer trends, marketing vehicles, business practices and safety standards.
Provide Experienced Legal Counsel
PFDA provides access to the funeral profession's finest legal expertise. We provide legal information to PFDA members through Counsel Memos, PFDA legal/regulatory publications and consultations with our general counsel.
Ensure Effective Advocacy
Our collective voice allows us to take a strong legislative stance on key issues affecting our profession. The funeral profession is changing rapidly. There is a continued increase in unlicensed practitioners operating within and outside the traditional funeral service. If you are an involved member of PFDA, you can take part in the process and have a say about the funeral profession's response. No other organization exists exclusively to represent the interests of Pennsylvania funeral directors in today's rapidly changing economic and political climate.
Continuing Education Programs
As a free service to our members, PFDA is providing a number of opportunities for licensed funeral directors to receive Continuing Education credits. You can earn continuing education credit hours required for license renewal by attending the PFDA sponsored educational program.Continuing education programs are scheduled throughout the year at PFDA events - including the annual convention and district meetings.
Address the Needs of Our Communities
PFDA provides programs to address the unique needs and challenges within our member communities. Members make a difference everyday in their communities through charitable fundraising, mass casualty and disaster training programs and national memorial campaigns.